THE UNTRANSLATED STARS

for SATB chorus, violin, 2 cellos, clarinet and harp

"The Untranslated Stars" was written, prepared, and conducted by Sam Ritter in 2017. Under the instruction of P.Q. Phan, this piece was premiered on the April 18th composition departmental recital at Indiana University. A program can be downloaded here.

Summer Silence (1913)

ee cummings (1894-1962)

"Eruptive lightnings flutter to and fro
Above the heights of immemorial hills;
Thirst-stricken air, dumb-throated, in its woe
Limply down-sagging, its limp body spills
Upon the earth. A panting silence fills
The empty vault of Night with shimmering bars
Of sullen silver, where the lake distils
Its misered bounty.—Hark! No whisper mars
The utter silence of the untranslated stars."

SOPRANO                                                      ALTO                                                                           TENOR                                                                  BASS

Alana Duncan                                                 Hannah Benson                                                          Stewart Duncan                                                    Jono Palmer

Han Na Jang                                                    Gabrielle Gaudreault                                                 Joshua Harper                                                       Corey K. Rubin

Daanbee Kim                                                  Emily Warren                                                               Charles Snell                                                           Nathan Wright

 

INSTRUMENTALISTS

Collin Lewis, clarinet

Vivian Hsu, harp

Jacob Todd, violin

Edward Cho, cello

Shuzo Hamada, cello